wedding photo, engagement photo, photography, marriage

Perfectly Imperfect, in Life and Photo Shoots

i have been on a blogging hiatus for the past two and half weeks, and for good reason.  i went and got myself hitched! i now have an abundance of memories to reflect upon the perfection that was our Alaskan destination wedding/honeymoon/adventure.

perfection, of course, being relative.

our wedding wasn’t without its flaws, but it was all ours.

it was our perfect.

it was perfectly imperfect.

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odina surf, beach volleyball, surfing, bikini, beach bikini, product review

Odina Surf Bombora Bikini Top

it is important to go through the check list of requirements when searching for the ideal beach volleyball competition top:

1. comfortable

2. no adjustable strings to slide around

3. no pressure on shoulders

4. looks good

5. holds the girls in place

6. wicking material that can handle the sand and sweat

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vashon island, washington, adventure, hiking, nature lover, ocean, pacific, pacific northwest, outdoors, hiking on vashon island, seattle

Surround Yourself with Positivity

who we choose to surround ourselves with, greatly influences our lives. parents push children to hang out in the right crowds. those in the religious community continually preach fellowship. in our professional lives, we seek mentors that show us how we can reach higher.  in nearly ever facet of life, we are told to surround ourselves with positive people who encourage us to be better; yet for some reason, we rarely talk about surrounding our selves with an environment that encourages positivity.  i would argue that is it more than the who in our surroundings that influences us, but also the what.

this past weekend my surroundings undoubtedly made me a better person as i adventured through Vashon Island with some of the best people i know – my parents and a dear friend who’s spirit is infectious. Read More »